Fabricio Coloccini, captain of Newcastle has apologized to the faithfuls at the club for the 5-1 defeat they suffered against Palace.
Coloccini revealed that the players were made to come in on their day off for extra training by head coach Steve McClaren.
And Coloccini who backed the decision has apologized to the fans after failing to do the shirt proud at Selhurst Park.
“At Selhurst Park we were nowhere near the level we should be when wearing the Newcastle shirt,” the 33-year-old said. “And the feeling at the final whistle was horrible, knowing we had let everybody down.
“I would like to apologise to the fans, staff and the club, because we as players did not do our job.
“Our day off last Sunday was cancelled and we were bought in for extra training instead, which was the right thing to do.”
Newcastle head into the Liverpool game second bottom of the Premier League table on 10 points and Coloccini called for unity among the much-criticised squad.
“We have to understand and accept all the criticism around the club and city from fans and journalists because the results are not here at the moment,” he added. “We are not doing our jobs well so it is only fair that they are criticising us.
“But what is important is that we have to stick together because we are fighting for the same thing, to get results for Newcastle and try to put the team where it deserves to be in the table.”